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Aug 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017

News Scan for Aug 30, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
New Chagas drug
Avian flu outbreaks
Ebola progression
Cholera in Yemen
High C diff rates

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016

News Scan for Mar 21, 2016

More Ebola in Guinea
Flu virus in coughs, breaths
H7N9 case in Hong Kong
New anthrax drug approved

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015

News Scan for Dec 29, 2015

Guinea Ebola-free
H5N6 case in China

Oct 15, 2015

Oct 15, 2015

News Scan for Oct 15, 2015

Countermeasures for emerging disease
More cuke Salmonella
H5 in Nigeria, Gaza
Invasive mosquitoes
Super-spreading events

Jan 27, 2009

Jan 27, 2009

Tests reveal pig worker has Ebola antibodies

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in the Philippines recently announced that a worker who had contact with sick pigs tested positive for antibodies to the Ebola Reston virus, a pathogen that was discovered about a month ago for the first time in pigs.

Eric Tayag, head of the National Epidemiology Centre, said the case represent the first known pig-to-human Ebola Reston virus transmission, according to a Jan 24 Associated Press (AP) report.

Apr 18, 2006

Apr 18, 2006

China has avian flu case; virus hits poultry in Sudan

(CIDRAP News) – A Chinese man in Hubei province has contracted the H5N1 avian influenza virus, while the pathogen has struck poultry in Sudan for the first time, according to news services.

May 13, 2003

May 13, 2003

WHO sees signs that SARS can be contained

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today expressed closely guarded optimism that SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) can be contained.

"Experiences in a growing number of countries indicate that the disease can be contained, thus supporting WHO's overall objective: to prevent SARS from becoming widely established as another new disease in humans," the organization said in its online update.

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